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US Interns, Texas, Bulgarian Students to Hear from Space Station Astronauts

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  Students across the globe have opportunities this week to hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space calls air live on NASA Television, as well as the NASA app, and the agency’s website, where they are also available on-demand.   On Wednesday, July 28, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide will answer…

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Tokyo 2020:  Games of the XXXII Olympiad

Tokyo 2020

  Tokyo 2020 The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and branded as Tokyo 2020 is an ongoing international multi-sport event that is currently being held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, with some preliminary events began on 21 July. Tokyo was selected as the host city during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 7 September 2013. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July…

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On the Internet, Nobody Knows You’re a Dog – or a Fake Russian Twitter Account

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Many legacy media outlets played an unwitting role in the growth of the four most successful fake Twitter accounts hosted by the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) that were created to spread disinformation during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, according to a study led by a University at Buffalo communication researcher.   Russian Internet Research Agency In…

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NASA Perseverance Mars Rover to Acquire First Sample

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  NASA is making final preparations for its Perseverance Mars rover to collect its first-ever sample of Martian rock, which future planned missions will transport to Earth. The six-wheeled geologist is searching for a scientifically interesting target in a part of Jezero Crater called the “Cratered Floor Fractured Rough.”   This important mission milestone is expected to begin within the…

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NASA to Brief Early Science from Perseverance Mars Rover

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  NASA will hold a virtual media briefing at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 21, to discuss early science results from the agency’s Perseverance Mars rover and its preparations to collect the first-ever Martian samples for planned return to Earth.   The briefing will originate from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, where the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission…

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The Billionaire Space Race (video)

Billionaire Space Race

  Billionaire Space Race There is sort of a space race brewing once again, this time it is not between the USA and Russia, it is between billionaires, three of them are Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos, Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson, and SpaceX’s Elon Musk. Branson  and Bezos are in a race to be first to launch paying customers on short…

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg tours South Central Extension

On Thursday July 15, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Phoenix to discuss the importance of infrastructure investment. He was joined by several local and federal elected officials: U.S. Representatives Ruben Gallego and Greg Stanton; Mayors Kate Gallego (Phoenix), John Giles (Mesa) and Corey Woods (Tempe); Valley Metro RPTA and Rail Board Chair Councilmember Francisco Heredia (Mesa) and Councilmember Jamie…

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NASA Sets Coverage, Invites Public to Virtually Join Starliner Launch

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  Starliner NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch, launch, and docking activities for the agency’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station. Scheduled to launch at 2:53 p.m. EDT Friday, July 30, OFT-2 is the second uncrewed flight for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.   Starliner will…

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Five Reasons Why You Must Visit Ford at the Chicago Auto Show

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Ford to showcase latest vehicles, including Bronco, Bronco Sport and Mustang Mach-E at the Chicago Auto Show; visitors can climb hills with Ford Bronco and experience what nearly instantaneous torque feels like in Mustang Mach-E through unique outdoor drive events All-electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is the hero of a new Built to Electrify experience highlighting how easy it actually…

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